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DMR to close shrimping west of ship channel

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that all waters south of the Intracoastal Waterway and west of the Gulfport Ship Channel in Mississippi territorial waters are closed to shrimping starting 12:01 a.m. Sunday. Mississippi territorial waters…

DMR plan prescribed burn on Deer Island today

If you see smoke coming from Deer Island, don't worry. It's for a good cause. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are planning a prescribed burn on a portion of the Deer Island Preserve today. The burn will…

Red snapper season to reopen next month

Red snapper season will reopen on August 13, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday. The season is open for private, recreational anglers and charter or for-hire vessels. The projected close of the season will be midnight on…

Recreational, commercial harvests set to open, close

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Tuesday the openings and closings of recreational and commercial harvest in Mississippi territorial waters for Gag, Greater Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish. The recreational fishing season for Gag will open on Tuesday,…

Mississippi to open red snapper season on Memorial Day weekend

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has announced the opening of red snapper season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels will be 12:01 a.m. May 28, 2021, with an anticipated mid-season closure date of July 5, 2021, at…

Coronavirus Aid Relief assistance for fishermen opens Nov. 9

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act applications for commercial and charter fisheries participants will open 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9 on the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources website at dmr.ms.gov/cares-act-assistance/. Applicants must be a Mississippi resident 18 years…

DMR closes Area 5 to oyster harvesting at noon Wednesday

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Wednesday that Area 5 Approved growing waters are closed to the harvest of oysters beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, due to the threat of…

DMR urges boaters to take care around Katrina Key

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources urges boaters to be cautious around a project to expand Katrina Key reef on the south side of Deer Island. Concrete rubble will be deployed by barge to expand the existing Katrina Key structure…

Local reactions to DMR budget battle

A temporary funding solution has been found for the Department of Marine Resources to operate over the holiday weekend, but the battle for funding still continues. The state department responsible for everything marine-related on the Coast continues to face a…

D'Iberville to open Riverside Park on Friday

D’Iberville will open Riverside Park in a ribbon cutting celebration at 10 a.m. Friday, city officials announced. The park, located at 3503 Magnolia Drive, is part of the Tchoutacabouffa Paddling Trail and Nature Area, a section on the Tchoutacabouffa River…

DMR opens saltwater fishing to all this weekend

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is offering a free saltwater fishing weekend this weekend. Saltwater sport fishing is open to everyone, whether they have a valid fishing license or not. That sportfishing is limited to the waters south of…

CMR certifies four state records

BILOXI, Miss. – The state Commission on Marine Resources certified four all tackle state fishing records at today’s monthly meeting. Abigail Daniels, 13, of Pass Christian set a state record using a cast net for Highfin Goby (Gabinoellus oceanicus) with…